Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file within a second file. It's used principally with online content and it will make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All the pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to modify them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. By doing this, you can make your internet site appear a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages that we offer and activate it individually for each domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this with an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all features that our services have. If you have currently built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be activated without any difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process will take you just one minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then adding a few lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter backlinks to different pages on your website, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.